Building Butler’s politics of grief and Haraway’s post-humanist discourse of universality, I will argue that “identification with suffering itself” could constitute a form of political solidarity which is established independently from and at an instance beyond or anterior to language. If we identify with the “suffering itself” we are identifying with the purely “evental,” i.e., with the sheer experience (of subjection to pain) which is a pre-linguistic category. The “suffering itself” is but a taking-place of pain and/or of trauma. Put in Laruellian parlance, it is the “lived” par-excellence. Thus pain is the real in the Laruellian as well as in the Lacanian sense of the word. The figures of Christ in Donna Haraway and Oedipus in Sophocles’ tragedies will be discussed as non-humanist models of political universalism.